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Born (1941-01-16) January 16, 1941 (age 81)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedSeptember 28, 2012(2012-09-28) (aged 71)[1]
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Position(s)Center
CollegeVillanova
Career highlights
HonorsAmerican Football League Champion, 1963
Statistics
* Pro Football Reference
Teams
1962-1969
1970-1972
1973
AFLSan Diego Chargers
NFL San Diego Chargers
NFL Houston Oilers

Samuel Kenneth Gruneisen (born January 16, 1941 in Louisville, Kentucky, died September 28, 2012 in Orlando, Florida) was an American collegiate and Professional Football center for the American Football League's San Diego Chargers, and in the NFL for the Chargers and Houston Oilers. Gruneisen attended Villanova University. He kicked two PATs and a 26-yard field goal in Villanova's 17-9 victory over Wichita in the 1961 Sun Bowl.

After completing his tenure in the Professional Football, Gruneisen coached at several levels of the sport.

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